Encouraging Girls to Become Engineers

Luz Cristal Glangchai, a scientist and founder of VentureLab in San Antonio, spoke last month at the fifth annual TedXSanAntonio event. Glangchai wants more girls to become engineers. She runs a nonprofit organization which teaches kids as young as five to high school age skills in entrepreneurship and to experiment in the science, technology, engineering […]

TEDxSanAntonio Sparks a City of Ideas

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News San Antonio has evolved into the City of Ideas, said Graham Weston, chairman of Rackspace. “The whole genesis of TED is about sparking ideas and spreading ideas and that happens every year at TEDxSanAntonio,” Weston said This is a culture Rackspace wants to be a part of, […]

TedXSanAntonio Takes Place Saturday at Rackspace

For five years, a group of San Antonio’s best and brightest have put on TedXSanAntonio and it’s quite a show. This year, the theme is “Ideas in Action” and features a variety of speakers on diverse topics ranging from cultivating a hacker culture to nurturing girls in technology to how to tackle the growing epidemic […]

Finding Your Noble Cause

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At TEDxSanAntonio, Nick Longo, co-founder of Geekdom, walked onto the stage, sat on a chair and started to read from a book labeled “Hope, Dream and Inspire.” But the story he told wasn’t a fairy tale. In fact, it was Longo’s own entrepreneurial journey and how his […]

Mind Blown Open at TEDxSanAntonio

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News TEDxSanAntonio spotlighted urban parks, courthouse architecture, mental illness, sex, death, jail, space exploration, entrepreneurship, antibiotic resistant bacteria and more on Saturday. A record 500 people attended the daylong event at Rackspace’s headquarters. They listened to 18-minute talks on the overarching theme “Minds Wide Open.” The 19 speakers […]

TEDxSanAntonio to feature tech entrepreneur G.P. Singh

The organizers of TedxSanAntonio selected Gurvinder Pal “G.P.” Singh, founder of San Antonio-based Karta Technologies, as one of its speakers for next weekend’s event. Singh now serves as CEO of Paras Capital Management. He will speak on his “Entrepreneurial Journey: From Expert Technologist to Servant Leader.” Singh started Karta Technologies in his garage and sold […]